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NBA.com previews the Spurs.

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Throughout the month of September, NBA.com’s Shaun Powell has been doing his 30 Teams in 30 Days series, previewing each NBA team ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season. Today it’s the Spurs turn, and in a refreshing change from most sites, Powell sees the Spurs as a team that is being slept on.

First is a quick recap of how last season went, which includes praising Gregg Popovich for keeping the training rolling despite all the injuries and change his squad dealt with, all while coaching his first full NBA season without any of the Big Three:

Through it all, without the usual names that won multiple championships, the season served to amplify Pop’s ability to adjust as a coach, as if anyone needed proof of that, and extend the franchise’s reputation for excellence, which is approaching three decades now.

He then reviews the Spurs relatively uneventful summer (minus that whole Marcus Morris saga, which if we’re being honest pales in comparison to last summer) that didn’t feature any big moves, but some quietly productive ones plus a solid showing at the draft, leading him to the conclusion that anyone who takes the time to actually think about the Spurs instead of brushing them off comes to:

The Spurs didn’t find the superstar needed to thrive in the loaded West, but they made sure the rest of the house is in order. Which makes them fully capable of pulling a surprise or two next season while others count them out.

You can click here to read the entire piece.

10 days until training camp, 15 days until the preseason begins, and most importantly:

33 days.